12/7/2016 - County names new engineer

Scott A. Woodrum, PE has been named the Director of Environmental Services/County Engineer effective Dec. 12.

“Scott brings a wealth of experience working with citizens, developers and elected officials on land use, transportation and planning projects,” said County Administrator Craig Meadows. “He has a commonsense approach to issues and a desire to find the best solution for all.”

Woodrum currently serves as the Transportation and Land Use Director for VDOT in the Salem District. He has been with VDOT for more than 16 years, and has been responsible for the administration of land use permit regulations; managing a team of engineers and technicians in the design of complex transportation projects; oversight of plan review and permitting of commercial and residential development; and overall planning efforts across the 12-county Salem district. He also has met frequently with planning commissions, boards of supervisors and senior local government staffs related to VDOT activities and projects.

Woodrum previously worked with several regional engineering firms and was responsible for various elements of design ranging from hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, grading plans, stormwater management design, water and sanitary sewer design, and coordinating surveys for topography and boundary lines.

Woodrum graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in civil engineering technology from Bluefield State College. He is serving as chair of the ASHTO (American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials) Technical Committee on Nonmotorized Transportation and is a member of ASHE (American Society of Highway Engineers).

Woodrum and his family are residents of Christiansburg.

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